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How to insert checkboxes in Microsoft Word
Thread poster: Ziad Marzouka

Ziad Marzouka  Identity Verified
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Dec 21, 2005


I need to insert checkboxes into a Word file, but I just can't find that option. Can anyone help? Thanks!

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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
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Go to Insert - Formular Dec 21, 2005

I have only German Word - but there it is.
Maybe it is called a bit different - so ask the Word help.


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Elizabeth Rudin  Identity Verified
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View - Toolbars - Forms Dec 21, 2005

Position the cursor where you want to insert the check box.
Click on View - Toolbars - Forms. The Forms toolbar appears on the screen.
Click on the check box on the Forms toolbar. This inserts an unchecked box in your document.
Double-click on the inserted box. This opens the Check Box Form Field Options menu. Select "Checked", if you want a checked box - this inserts a check mark in the box.
All the best,

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Lucinda  Identity Verified
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Hi Ziad, Dec 21, 2005

I have US Word and XP system, so I do not know exactly if it would work the same for yours.

But, this is how I do it:
- Have the Word document you are working on open.
- Make sure the drawing toolbar is open.

- If not, click with the right side of the mouse (right-click) on the top bar of your document and you will see a list of toolbars. Check on the drawing toolbar.
- This toolbar appears by default at the bottom of your screen. On it you will see a small square box with an 'A' in the left top corner.(it is the 7th box from the left, next to the oval shape).
- Before you click on it, make sure that the pointer of your mouse is more or less close to where you want the text to appear. Then click on the textbox.
- An empty textbox will appear in your document.
- Write your text in it and drag the text box to where you want it (such as on top of the original text).
- If you do not want a line to be around your text you can remove it. Click the text box to select it and then go back to the drawing box and click the little box with the line color (it looks like fountain pen hovering over a line). Click on it and then click on 'no line.'

I hope that this helps.
Good luck!

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Ziad Marzouka  Identity Verified
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Thanks!! Dec 21, 2005

it worked! Thanks everyone! I really appreciate it

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